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Selim Sirri Kuru
NEAR E 410
Seattle Campus

Middle East Through Cinema

Analyzes the function of cinema in shaping communal and individual identities in Middle Eastern cultures. Examines topics including religious transformation, violence, identity, gender, immigration, and exile through film screenings, discussions, and supplementary readings.

Class description

Through a focus on film industry in Egypt, Iran and Turkey the course focuses on the function of cinema in shaping communal and individual identities in Middle Eastern cultures. Examines topics including religious transformation, violence, identity, gender, immigration, and exile through film screenings, discussions, and supplementary readings.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Weekly reading assignments. Short response papers to 6 selected films and one 5-10 page final essay. Students who register for writing credit will have slightly different writing assignments.

Participation in class presentations and class discussions. Written assignments.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Selim Sirri Kuru
Date: 02/19/2013